I have three daughters. I have, at times, wondered why I was not blessed with a son. I see the relationship my friends have with their sons and I’m a bit curious and envious. I would have loved to see my husband be a father to a son. I know our family dynamic would be
Tag: parenting a teenager
Motherhood has always challenged me to be the best version of myself and this has never been truer than in the tween/teen years. Sometimes I am just so tired.
May is the WORST. Every year I say May is the worst and I swear to God, every year May gets worse.
We hear, “you’re going to miss this when it’s over” or “you’ll look back on this and smile” and other annoying cliches from older parents all of the time. But as I’m beginning to identify with those “older” (gasp) parents I have to say, they were right.
For the adult who is charged with the job of teaching a teenager how to drive this milestone means grey hairs, anxiety attacks, a drastic jump in insurance payments, oh, and some positive things too.
The haze of the baby and toddler years is behind me. As much as I sometimes miss a baby to nuzzle, I’m absolutely thrilled to have moved on to the next phase of parenthood. While the majority of my close friends are in this same stage with me (and some are even farther in since they
Life, it sure has a way of slapping you in the face on a random Wednesday. Let me set the scene for you. I was a hot mess, lying in bed because I was home sick with a terrible stomach ache, and the phone rang. The number did not look familiar so I ignored it.
Have you felt disappointment? You’re an adult, so of course you have. We all have. And as the parent of a young child, I can only imagine that helping your offspring manage disappointment can be challenging. Sure, it’s about coping skills and embracing failure, but I think that we as parents have a responsibility to